Elverum Norway 2017

  • Elverum, Norway

Elverum  is a town and municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Elverum. The municipality of Elverum was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Elverum lies at an important crossroads, with Hamar to the west, Kongsvinger to the south, and Trysil on the Swedish border to the northeast. It is bordered on the north by Åmot municipality, in the northeast by Trysil municipality, in the southeast by Våler, and in the west by Løten.


Monday March 13

Before 18.0o

Pick up of delegations by Norwegian organisers

Arrival of delegates and teachers/directors at Elverum Folkehøgskole, Strandbygdveien 143, 2408 Elverum                                                                                      http://www.elverumfhs.no

Delegates stay at Folkehøgskole
Elverum folkehøgskole er en frilynt folkehøgskole med ni forskjellige linjer. Her kan du lese om skoleåret, linjene, valgfag og se bilder og film.
Teachers/directors stay at Elverum Folkehøgskole or First Hotel Elverum, Storgata 22, Elverum

18.00 – Dinner for everybody at Elverum Folkehøgskole

Informal evening/entertainment

21:00 – Musical performance by fhs group (tbc)


Tuesday March 14

09.00-11.00 – Opening Ceremony at the Glomdalmuseet Elverum http://glomdalsmuseet.no/ Museumsvegen 15

Delegates and teachers have to be present at 8.30


  • Mr. Dan Gustafsson, Chairman of the Board of MEP
  • The Mayor of Elverum Municipality
  • Mr. Ole Frode Mikkelsgård, Principal of Elverum VG
  • Heads of Delegations/Presented by Ms. Astrid Ytre-Eide, President of the GA

11.00-12.00 – Teambuilding

12.00-13.00 – Lunch committee wise

13.30-17.00 – Committee meetings at Elverum Folkehøgskole, http://elverumfhs.no

14.00-16.00 – MEP BSR Board Meeting for teachers/directors

18.00 – Dinner for students and teachers/directors

Evening activity


Wednesday March 15

09.00-16.00 – Committee meetings continued at Elverum Folkehøgskole
(Lunch included)

Resolutions to be handed in at 16.00

16.00-18.00 – Correction panel, printing at Elverum Folkehøgskole

18:00 – Dinner

20.00-22.00 – Cultural Evening (tbc)


Thursday March 16

09.00-12.00 – Delegation Meetings and lobbying
Handing in amendments and textual changes
Guidance and instruction meeting with Committee Presidents

12.00-13.00 – Lunch

13.00-16.00 – Snow activity (tba)

18:00 – Dinner for students and teachers/directors

Social Evening

Film “The King ́s Choice” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/


Friday March 17

09.00 – General Assembly at the Glomdalmuseet Elverum, http://glomdalsmuseet.no/

Delegates and teachers have to present at 8.30.


  • Judge Nils Dalseide – Norwegian National Mediator (tbc)
  • Ms.

9.15 – Three resolutions in the morning (coffee break in between)

12.30 – Lunch

13.00 – General Assembly continued

Two resolutions in the afternoon (coffee breaks in between)

16.30 – Closing Ceremony


  • Ms. Astrid Ytre-Eide, President of the GA
  • Ms. Nina Nørgaard, Administrative Coordinator of MEP BSR

18.00 – Departure for some delegations

20.00 – Other delegations stay overnight at Elverum Folkehøgskole


Saturday March 18

Departure all remaining delegations

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Participation fee/ MEP BSR Kaliningrad

5 delegates at €150                                         € 750

1 teacher/director at € 150                               € 150

You are kindly requested to transfer the total amount before February 17, 2017

Name account holder:  Nina Norgaard/Model European Parliament MEP BSR 

Bank account number: 6826 0001017781

Name of bank/branch:  Sydbank, Badstuevaelen 4, DK 2791 Dragoer

IBAN:                            DK3068260001017781

BIC SWIFT:                  SYBKDK22

 Mentioning: “MEP BSR Elverum 2017” + name of your country

1. Committee on Security and Defence (CP: Marie B. Larsen)

The question of a new security balance in the world. With Donald Trump as President of the US the EU might have to play a more leading role in creating a European defence and security strategy. How should the EU adapt to a possible new world order? How can international organisations like the UN and NATO be safeguarded and developed?

Europe gets ready for Donald Trump

EU defence, Brexit and Trump – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


2. Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (CP: Erle Eide Nyhus)

The question of the labour market. Changes in the labour market are partly caused by globalization, digitalization and artificial intelligence. In this aftermath and after the economic crisis of 2008 precarious work has been a growing portion of the labour force. How can economic stability and political power be provided to the precariat? These links form a great base for your further research on this topic:

Meet the precariat, the new global class fuelling the rise of populism

The Great British Class Survey – Results

(This article is about a British research project, however it still provides us with good general knowledge of the modern class system. Yet I strongly encourage you to keep a European/global perspective when doing your research).


3. Committee on Energy, Industry and Research (CP: Stella Vuorio)

The question of a European Energy Union. Europe is facing rising energy demand, volatile prices and disruptions to supply. How can these problems be addressed, and how can security of supply, competitiveness and sustainability be achieved?

EU dropped climate policies after BP threat of oil industry ‘exodus’

Russia acknowledges threat from Trump’s energy policy on EU gas market


4. Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (CP: Kasper Stamp Møller)

Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to a wide range of risk stemming from a several threats and hazards. Sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and are developing capabilities to disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services. How can this development be combated?

Europe braces for Russian hacking in upcoming elections

A special report on cyber-security: Cybercrime


Trouble with Russia, trouble with the law: inside Europe’s digital crime unit


5. Committee on Culture and Education (CP: Marlene Janssen)

The question of empowerment and active participation. How can young people – at school and in the civil society – be educated to become active citizens and to have more say in the solution and decision making processes in their societies and in the EU.

Young people and democratic life in Europe

(Young people and democratic life in Europe (European Youth Forum))

EU Youth Strategy

(EU Youth Strategy (European Commission))


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